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Black Lives Matter and the Beauty of Israel: Working on Both With One Soul

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The day we all pray for will come when we can listen well enough to distinguish, affirm, and support our truest selves. None need be at the expense of the other, and all could use their own dignity back.

Bibi And Barack: Scenes From A Tense Marriage

HuffPost Highline | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Benjamin Netanyahu was waiting in a small, drab office in the administrative area of Ronald Reagan National Airport. It was March 2007, and he was ab...

Benjamin Netanyahu Defends The Israeli Occupation At Progressive Think Tank

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded his visit to Washington with an appearance at the Center for American Progress, whe...

White House Rules Out Israeli-Palestinian Peace In Next Year

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has assessed that a two-state solution between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is not likely to happen b...

Yitzhak Rabin’s Legacy Is As Contentious As The Conflict He Fought To Resolve

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The day former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated was the worst day of Bill Clinton’s eight years in office, t...

The Murder of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's Warrior for Peace

ADST | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

73-year old Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed on November 4, 1995 by three shots fired by an Israeli rightwing nationalist who opposed the Oslo Accords. The assassination of came at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv in favor of the Accords.

Israel Shuts Down Palestinian Radio Station It Claims Incites Violence

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

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Bill Clinton Calls For Peace On 20th Anniversary Of Rabin's Assassination

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.01.2015 | World

In a speech marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, former U.S. President Bill Clinton used the op...

The Most Successful Assassination Of Modern Times

The New Yorker | Whitney Snyder | Posted 10.31.2015 | World

Yet the killing of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minister, in 1995, by Yigal Amir, an Israeli extremist, bids to be one of history’s most ef...

An Identity That Is My Own

Nadia N. Aziz | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Nadia N. Aziz

"They understand what it means when I say I'm Palestinian." Those words capture the essence of community and the importance of identity politics. To me, it means being part of a community that understands these issues in Gaza are more than a divisive political topic.

Wave Of Violence Rages On In Jerusalem And West Bank

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.30.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an American man at a station of Jerusalem's light rail on Friday before he was sho...

Why Netanyahu Needs Holocaust Revisionism and Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Stephen Zunes | Posted 11.01.2015 | World
Stephen Zunes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech claiming that Hitler had not planned to exterminate Jews until a prominent Palestinian cleric pressured him to do so, while outrageous, is consistent with the longstanding narrative of the right-wing government and its U.S. supporters.

J.K. Rowling Turned A Moment From 'Deathly Hallows' Into A Parable About Israel And Palestine

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment

Last week, author J.K. Rowling took a hard stance on the ongoing conflict in Israel and occupied Palestinian territories by signing an open letter wi...

Benjamin Netanyahu's Latest Rejection Of A Palestinian State

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed on Monday that he does not envision a two-state solution for Israel and the occupi...

Finding Alternatives to Fruitless Polarization

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

The eight of us sat around a table and pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves. After introductions, a conversation that began between me and the Palestinian named Mohammed quickly became the focus. The others may have been concerned where this discussion would lead.

Palestinians Suspicious Of Al-Aqsa Surveillance Promoted By Kerry

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Palestinian officials reacted warily on Sunday to what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed as Jordan's ...

Kerry: Israel And Jordan Agree On Steps To Reduce Tensions

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.24.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Looking to reduce tensions at a Jerusalem holy site that set off weeks of Mideast violence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

This Is What the Israelis Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Israelis look for simple, external answers: They're anti-Semites, they hate us, they want to kill us, they want to drive us into the sea. While I don't understand this utter inability to self-reflect, I have to admit, I understand where it comes from: fear. I feel it, too, as I move through Tel Aviv. I, too, eye the people I pass on the street, sizing them up. Forget about racial profiling -- I'm scared of everyone I don't know right now.

A Real Response to Israel Hatred: Love

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Hatred against Israel triggers a defensive Jewish posture. But we're better than this. There are so many reasons to be proud of Israel, to celebrate all our Start-Up nation has accomplished.

Do Palestinian Lives Matter To U.S. Lawmakers?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It came as no surprise that the House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on the current wave of violence in Jerusalem and the occupied W...

Kerry Offers Optimism On Israeli-Palestinian Violence After Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced cautious hope there may be a way to defuse Israeli-Palestinian viole...

Israeli Soldiers Kill Jewish Man Mistaken For 'Terrorist'

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

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Jerusalem Has Erupted In Violence. Here's Why It's Happening Now.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Forty-seven Palestinians and 10 Israelis have been killed in the most recent wave of violence to rock the region. Since the beginning of the month, an...

Rand Paul: Greater Palestinian Freedom Could Ease Violence

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that it is within Israel’s power to lessen Palestinian violence by gradually granting Palestinians more free...

This Is What the Palestinian Youth Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Foreign analysts have been quick to claim that recent events are about Al Aqsa, and they've been even quicker to argue about whether or not this is a third intifada. But both discussions miss the point.